ABOVE PHOTO: Patti Labelle
Afternoon event celebrating outstanding women presented by Gwynedd Mercy University & PhillyJustice.com
After 7, Lalah Hathaway and Avant performed live at 105.3 WDAS FM’s second annual Women of Excellence Luncheon honoring Philadelphia singer and actress Patti LaBelle. Presented by Gwynedd Mercy University and PhillyJustice.com, the luncheon took place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at First District Plaza.
The Women of Excellence Luncheon celebrated five extraordinary women whose work improves Philadelphia every day: Fox 29 reporter/anchor Joyce Evans; American Red Cross Eastern PA President and CEO Judge Renee Cardwell-Hughes; Poet Sonia Sanchez; PECO Manager of Corporate Relations Romona Riscoe Benson; and Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. WDAS FM also honored four remarkable women who were nominated by listeners in February. One of the nominees will receive the Mary J. Blige Award for Perseverance and Courage to commemorate their work in the community.